08 September 2012

Retired Bishop Gideon Allan Oboma is dead

The Bishop passed on from Lacor Hospital on Thursday 6th September 2012 at around 10:30pm.Burial arrangement will be communicated later. Allan Oboma served as the fifth Bishop of the Diocese of Northern Uganda from 1979 up to 1998. Gideon Oboma was born on 22nd October 1932 at Atiak in Amuru District formerly Gulu District.He was baptized on the 15th April 1934 in infancy and later confirmed. He was educated at Atiak Church of Uganda, Lira Palwo ,and Buwalasi Primary Teacher’s College. In 1964-1965 Allan trained at St. Andrew's community centre , Mbale as Tent Maker priest.
He was made Deacon on 25th April 1967 at Christ Church Gulu and Priested at St. Philips Pro Cathedral Gulu, in 1969. He went to Bishop Tucker Theological College from 1972-1975, where he graduated with a Diploma in Theology from Makerere University, Kampala. In 1976 he was appointed Dean of St. Philips Pro Cathedral Church, Gulu and Chaplain Gulu High School. He was appointed an Assistant Bishop of Northern Uganda on 14th January 1979. Allan was made an acting Diocesan Bishop when the Diocesan Bishop was in exile. He went to Trinity College Bristol in England from 1981-1983 and graduated with a Diploma in Higher Education. From 1983-1985 he was at Oak Hill Theological College, London England and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Theology and Pastoral Studies. Bishop Allan Oboma retired in May 1998. He and his wife Blandina Oboma (RIP) are blessed with four children.

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